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  • 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Multifaith Service

    2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Multifaith Service

    On Monday, January 15th, 2018, approximately 300 people from all backgrounds gathered at Princeton's First Baptist Church for the annual Multifaith Service to Commemorate and Honor the Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Leaders from a range of faiths participated, including Baptist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, United Methodist, African Methodist Episcopal, Baha'i, Christian Science, Unitarian Universalist, United Church of Christ, Jewish, and Muslim.
  • Lobby Day in D.C.

    Lobby Day in D.C.

    On Thursday, March 14, 2019, a delegation of 18 CFPA members traveled to D.C.together, to advocate for peace! Seen here posing with Sen. Bob Casey (PA). The delegation met with staff or members of 10 Congressional offices in one day!
  • 6 New Gun Safety Bills Signed Into Law!

    6 New Gun Safety Bills Signed Into Law!

    Leaders of CFPA's Ceasefire NJ project stand with NJ Gov. Phil Murphy at bill signing event for package of 6 new gun violence prevention laws on June 13, 2018. That year, NJ passed a total of eight new gun safety laws, more than any other state in the country.
  • Orlando Shooting Gathering and Vigil June 21, 2016

    Orlando Shooting Gathering and Vigil June 21, 2016

    On June 21, 2016 the Coalition for Peace Action held a Multifaith Gathering for Orlando and Beyond at Nassau Presbyterian Church. The gathering was followed by a rally and candlelight vigil in Tiger Park, Palmer Square.
  • Reception for Peace, November 2012

    Reception for Peace, November 2012

    120 individuals attended a Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) reception with Noam Chomsky, following a Conference for Peace in which over 600 were in attendance. Pictured in the front center, from left to right: Juan Cole, Amy Goodman, Irene Goldman-CFPA Chair, Noam Chomsky, The Rev. Robert Moore-CFPA Executive Director. (Photo courtesy of CFPA Volunteer Photographer, David Crow)
  • July 24, 2016 March for a Clean Energy Revolution

    July 24, 2016 March for a Clean Energy Revolution

    The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) co-led the Peace and Climate Justice contingent at the March for a Clean Energy Revolution, attended by 10,000 on Sunday, July 24 in Philadelphia on the eve of the Democratic National Convention!
  • Trenton Unity Rally

    Trenton Unity Rally

    On February 6, 2017 the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) co-sponsored a Rally Against Islamophobia and Bigotry with the United Mercer Interfaith Organization (UMIO). Over 250 people rallied on the steps of Trenton City Hall. Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson and CFPA Executive Director Rev. Bob Moore were among the speakers.
  • No Wars, No Warming Support of Standing Rock

    No Wars, No Warming Support of Standing Rock

    The Coalition for Peace Action's No Wars, No Warming campaign and Pennsylvania Chapters were active in supporting the Standing Rock Water Protectors throughout the fall of 2016. Several vigils and rallies were held in Bucks County, PA, and CFPA members attended the #noDAPL March in Washington, D.C.
  • Meeting with Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ-7)

    Meeting with Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ-7)

    CFPA organized a delegation that met with Representative Tom Malinowksi on December 13, 2019 to advocate for nuclear disarmament initiatives, including legislation that supports an official end to the Korean War.
  • Rally for Charleston, S.C. Shooting

    Rally for Charleston, S.C. Shooting

    Over 400 people gathered in Princeton on June 24, 2015 to commemorate the nine people gunned down in the historic Mother Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina.
  • 2019 MLK Multifaith Service

    2019 MLK Multifaith Service

    Approximately 300 people from all backgrounds gathered for the annual Multifaith Service to Commemorate and Honor the Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.
  • Annual Conference for Peace, 2018

    Annual Conference for Peace, 2018

    Ambassador Wendy Sherman speaks to a crowd of 250 at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, for CFPA's 39th Annual Conference for Peace. Other speakers included the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Ray Acheson, Dr. Leon Sigal, and Bill Hartung.
  • Princeton March for Our Lives

    Princeton March for Our Lives

    On March 24, 2018, over 4,000 showed up for Princeton's March for Our Lives local event, demanding gun safety reform after the Parkland, Florida school shooting. The rally was co-sponsored by Coalition for Peace Action, and initiated by Princeton High School senior Dziyana Zubialevich.
  • Rally for Diplomacy, Not War, with Iran

    Rally for Diplomacy, Not War, with Iran

    Nearly 300 peacemakers joined together in Princeton on January 11, 2020, to stand up against President Trump's escalation of conflict with Iran, with his killing of General Soleimani. Speakers included faith leaders, government officials, and academic experts.
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  • Orlando Shooting Gathering and Vigil June 21, 2016
  • July 24, 2016 March for a Clean Energy Revolution
  • Gun Safety Activists
  • Charleston Shooting Rally and Vigil
  • Conference for Peace
  • New Horizons for Peacemaking
  • No Wars, No Warming
  • Give Peace a Chance
  • Delegation thanks Sen. Bob Casey (PA)
  • Commemoration for the victims gunned down at the Mother Emanuel AME Church, SC.
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Resist Trump’s Wrecking Ball Approach to Longstanding Peace Agreements!

President Trump’s May 21 announcement of US withdrawal from the 30-year-old Open Skies Treaty is yet another example of his wrecking ball approach to the entire architecture of hard-won agreements to peacefully prevent war.

For starters, it is blatantly lawless. Trump himself signed into law a requirement that Congress be notified 180 days in advance of the President starting the process to withdraw from such treaties. Trump completely disregards that and acts like a king above the law.

The Open Skies Treaty took an important confidence building approach to preventing war by increasing transparency about what Russia, the US and other signatories do with military assets. It reduces the chance of misperception and miscalculation that could lead to catastrophic war by accident.

This is the third major arms control agreement Trump has withdrawn from; the previous two were the Iran Nuclear Agreement and the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Agreement. In each of those prior cases Trump alleged non-compliance by other parties and demanded capitulation. 

Predictably, when that didn’t happen, instead of seeking to engage in dispute resolution procedures in those treaties, Trump just withdrew. He asserted that he would be able to negotiate a better treaty to replace the ones he abrogated. But nothing like that happened in either case.

Trump also announced that he is starting talks on extending the New START Treaty, the last remaining nuclear arms control agreement with Russia. But compounding the major diplomatic fiascos above, he insists that China, which has a tiny nuclear arsenal compared to the US and Russia, be an added party to that extension. There is zero chance it will happen. So, it amounts to a poison pill that will destroy the last remaining restraint to prevent a new nuclear arms race.

Trump has taken the wrecking ball to the entire architecture of treaties and diplomacy, which will certainly lead to a major new arms race and greatly increased danger of major war.

The best way to oppose Trump’s juggernaut of blowing up peace agreements is to support a bill in Congress advocating extension of the New START Treaty. Click here to learn more and email your members of Congress! 

The Rev. Robert Moore, Executive Director of the Coalition for Peace Action
May 22, 2020

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Part One of Annual Membership Gathering, with Noam Chomsky - June 10

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Service to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki

On August 9, the Rev. Robert Moore willl give a pre-recorded sermon for Christ Congregation of Princeton, for the 75th Anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. The link for the…
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75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings, with Dan Ellsberg

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Annual Multifaith Service for Peace: The Rev. Dr. Chloe Breyer

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